Yamaha TX81Z

“The Yamaha TX81Z is a rack version of Yamaha DX11 and rack-mounted frequency modulation music synthesizer, which was released in 1987. Unlike previous FM synthesizers of the era, the TX81Z was the first to offer a range of oscillator waveforms other than just sine waves, conferring the new timbres of some of its patches when compared to older, sine-only FM synths. The TX81Z has developed a famous reputation, largely based on some of its preset bass sounds. A keyboard version with more onboard editing abilities was released the following year as the Yamaha DX11.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX81Z

“This is a Yamaha TX81Z FM 1U Rack Mount Synthesizer. It comes from my personal home studio, has the original parameter user card and is in excellent overall condition. All I/O jacks are fully tested with both accepting and transmitting sysex data. All of the original presets have been loaded and ready to go! All memory locations work and can be stored and edited.”
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Yamaha TX81Z

“Up for auction we have a vintage Yamaha TX 81z rackmount fm synthesizer in working condition. I’ve made tracks with this piece in the past but have not used it in a few years. This is one of the most versatile and useful synthesizers I’ve ever owned, incredible value. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX81Z

“Got a vintage Yamaha TX81Z FM Tone Generator (their words, not mine) here. Better known as an FM synthesizer. Considered by some as a “poor man’s DX7″, it had 4 operators, where the DX7 had 6.

BUT – the TX81Z had 7 more, somewhat more complex waveforms available, whereas the DX7 only had sine waves. It was also a contemporary of the DX21/27/100 series, and could share patches with them (though not all parameters translate between them).

This unit sounds great, and all controls work as they should. There are some dings and scrapes, and the right rack ear is bent somehow (see the pics). The original manual is included, lovingly annotated by the original owner (not me).” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX81Z

“YAMAHA TX81Z FM Sound Source FM Synthesizer FM Tone Generator 100V. Condition is “Used”. This vintage piece is a little dusty, but I wiped off the surface dust and she powers right up. I used to love using this with my Korg DW 8000.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX81Z

“The body of this guy is a bit scratched up, and there’s some rack rash and damage (see photo), but this Yamaha TX81Z works and sounds fantastic. I’ve had it racked in a smoke-free studio for 4 years and it’s looking for a new home. Everything cleaned, connections working and ready to play.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha TX81Z

“YAMAHA TX81Z FM Tone Generator Module Rackmount Synthesizer. Condition is “Used”. Including the user manual.”

Yamaha TX81Z

“Selling my Yamaha TX81Z that has been taken care of and just been in my set up for the last few years at home. Never taken out or messed around with. Prior to this I purchased it locally from someone that was downsizing their studio and had it rack mounted at their studio(I never rack mounted, just on desk with nothing on top other than a small towel to keep dust off.)” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha TX81Z

“Yamaha TX81Z FM Tone Generator Module and Synthesizer. Fully tested and working great! In good condition with minor signs of use. Slide out guide also in good shape.

It comes with a captive IEC cable and power adapter only.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha TX81Z

“Yamaha TX81Z FM Tone Generator – Works great, bought from Patchman. Comes preloaded with Patchman Music Pro Patches Volume 3, 32 voices and 24 performances. Includes instructions from Patchman that details how to setup the TX81Z for different applications. I used this with two different instruments, a Yamaha WX 7 and also a Casio DH 200.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha TX81Z

“Yamaha TX81Z – Rack Mount Synthesizer – TESTED USED (USA). Condition is Used. Unit was tested before listing. There is some scotch tape on the top of the synthesizer that I couldn’t get off of the unit, and the card with the module routes will not fully re-insert. Ships with a MIDI cable. Unit located in Iowa, USA” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha TX81Z

“-Yamaha TX81Z Tone Generator
-Original TX81Z Owner’s Manual
-Bonus Book – Expressive FM Applications by Sal Gallina (a book containing 64 voices – 32 for the TX81Z and 32 for the Yamaha DX7 Wind Controller. 32 voices have a full explanation of how they were created.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha TX81Z

“Yamaha TX81Z FM Synthesiser Module.
A classic FM synth. 8-voice polyphony. 4 FM operators per voice with 8 waveforms.

Condition is good, just one or two scuffs. Unit is tested and working. I have checked the internal battery and it’s good, voltage 3.26V
Unfortunately the slide-out user instruction ‘tray’ is missing. Programming using the front panel controls is mind-numbing though. Fortunately editor programs are available (see below).” Click here to search for synths on eBay